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My Story

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ISBN : 9780752864013
Pages : 490 pages
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A Man Named Dave

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ISBN : 1409124649
Pages : 448 pages
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A Child Called It

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ISBN : 9780757319105
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Free A Child Called It in PDF by Dave Pelzer Full eBook and published by Health Communications. This book was released on 2015-08-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.


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Help Yourself

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ISBN : 9780452282766
Pages : 218 pages
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Contesting Childhood

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ISBN : 9780813549156
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Free Contesting Childhood in PDF by Kate Douglas Full eBook and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2010-01-21 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authorsùfrom first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others. Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.


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Too Close to Me

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ISBN : 9780795351273
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The Privilege of Youth

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ISBN : 1101219424
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Free The Privilege of Youth in PDF by Dave Pelzer Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-12-28 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author who is a shining example of what overcoming adversity really means now shares the lost chapter of his uplifting journey, which has touched the lives of millions. From A Child Called “It” to The Lost Boy, from A Man Named Dave to Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer’s inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. In The Privilege of Youth, he shares the missing chapter of his life: as a boy on the threshold of adulthood. With sensitivity and insight, he recounts the relentless taunting he endured from bullies; but he also describes the thrill of making his first real friends—some of whom he still shares close relationships with today. He writes about the simple pleasures of exploring his neighborhood, while trying to forget the hell waiting for him at home. From high school to a world beyond the four walls that were his prison for so many years, The Privilege of Youth bravely and compassionately charts this crucial turning point in Dave Pelzer’s life and will inspire a whole new generation of readers.


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The Lost Boy

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ISBN : 1558745157
Pages : 340 pages
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ISBN : 3110251817
Pages : 334 pages
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Download Free Reading with an "I" to the Heavens in PDF by Angela Kim Harkins Full eBook and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2012-07-04 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the collection of prayers known as the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). The thesis of this book is that the ritualized reading of reports describing visionary experiences written in the first person “I” had the potential to create within the ancient reader the subjectivity of a visionary which can then predispose him to have a religious experience. The author offers new interdisciplinary insights into meditative ritual reading as a religious practice for transformation in antiquity.


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Psychologists' Desk Reference

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ISBN : 0198037171
Pages : 768 pages
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Download Free Psychologists' Desk Reference in PDF by Gerald P. Koocher Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2004-11-18 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is the revised and expanded edition of the indispensable companion for every mental health practitioner. Improved over the first edition by input and feedback from clinicians and program directors, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues--from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians--this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Intended for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, ethical and legal issues, practice management and insurance, and professional resources. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice. Filled with information psychologists use everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counselors everywhere. This new edition features: -Thoroughly revised chapters by the field's leaders. -29 entirely new chapters, now totaling 140. -Sections reorganized to be smaller and more specific, making topics easier to find. -A listing of valuable Internet sites in each chapter. -Increased emphasis on evidence-based practices. A companion website containing graphics, illustrations, tables, primary resources, extensive bibliographies, links to related sites, and much more.


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The Atrocity Paradigm

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ISBN : 0199881790
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Free The Atrocity Paradigm in PDF by Claudia Card Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-09-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What distinguishes evils from ordinary wrongs? Is hatred a necessarily evil? Are some evils unforgivable? Are there evils we should tolerate? What can make evils hard to recognize? Are evils inevitable? How can we best respond to and live with evils? Claudia Card offers a secular theory of evil that responds to these questions and more. Evils, according to her theory, have two fundamental components. One component is reasonably foreseeable intolerable harm -- harm that makes a life indecent and impossible or that makes a death indecent. The other component is culpable wrongdoing. Atrocities, such as genocides, slavery, war rape, torture, and severe child abuse, are Cards paradigms because in them these key elements are writ large. Atrocities deserve more attention than secular philosophers have so far paid them. They are distinguished from ordinary wrongs not by the psychological states of evildoers but by the seriousness of the harm that is done. Evildoers need not be sadistic:they may simply be negligent or unscrupulous in pursuing their goals. Cards theory represents a compromise between classic utilitarian and stoic alternatives (including Kants theory of radical evil). Utilitarians tend to reduce evils to their harms; Stoics tend to reduce evils to the wickedness of perpetrators: Card accepts neither reduction. She also responds to Nietzsches challenges about the worth of the concept of evil, and she uses her theory to argue that evils are more important than merely unjust inequalities. She applies the theory in explorations of war rape and violence against intimates. She also takes up what Primo Levi called the gray zone, where victims become complicit in perpetrating on others evils that threaten to engulf themselves. While most past accounts of evil have focused on perpetrators, Card begins instead from the position of the victims, but then considers more generally how to respond to -- and live with -- evils, as victims, as perpetrators, and as those who have become both.


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Tender Love and Care

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ISBN : 1447582616
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The Complete Texts of A Man Named Dave and Help Yourself

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ISBN : 9780452288270
Pages : 514 pages
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Summary of Dave Pelzer's A Child Called It

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ISBN : 1669356485
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Survivors: What We Can Learn from How They Cope with Horrific Tragedy

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ISBN : 0313376654
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Free Survivors: What We Can Learn from How They Cope with Horrific Tragedy in PDF by Gregory K. Moffatt Full eBook and published by Praeger. This book was released on 2010-03-23 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Case studies show how various personal, social, and protective factors can override seemingly unbearable trauma. • Includes a chronology of the events pitting Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda, as well as a chronology of the 1994 Rwanda genocide • Presents photographs of subjects in each case study • Provides an extensive bibliography, including research on the Holocaust, genocide in Rwanda, trauma, post-traumatic growth, and trauma treatment


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Fearless Loving

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ISBN : 9780399529429
Pages : 278 pages
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Download Free Fearless Loving in PDF by Rhonda Britten Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2003-12-30 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New from the host of the daily NBC show "Starting Over"... Rhonda Britten continues to share her wisdom on achieving our full potential-by ridding ourselves of the fears and doubts that just get in the way. Shattering many of the conventional myths about relationships, Rhonda Britten illuminates eight basic truths of fulfilling love, and her step-by-step advice and renowned "fearbuster" exercises will show how to use those truths to transform love and life.